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Coaching changes around the Big East ...



(OK, in retrospect, this first paragraph looks bad now ... GA)

If USF coach Jim Leavitt is to make any changes to his coaching staff, they look to be the after-Signing-Day variety, but there continue to be personnel changes involving other Big East schools.

-- Louisville, for instance, has its fourth defensive coordinator in 14 months, as coach Steve Kragthorpe has promoted defensive assistant Brent Guy, who was head coach at Utah State last season. Kragthorpe's staff shuffling might not be done, as offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm's status is also uncertain.

-- Former Syracuse coach Greg Robinson could be working with a former Big East rival, as reports from Syracuse suggest he'll soon be named as Rich Rodriguez's defensive coordinator at Michigan.

-- Biggest vacancy in the Big East now might be Connecticut's offensive coordinator spot, after Rob Ambrose left to be head coach at I-AA Towson.'s Tom Dienhart suggests former Miami (Ohio) coach Shane Montgomery, who was the starting quarterback at N.C. State when I went to high school in Raleigh, N.C. ... Dienhart also mentions that Oklahoma QBs coach Josh Heupel, a popular choice here on the blog for folks who want a new offensive coordinator at USF, may wind up in that position at Minnesota.

-- It looks like Cincinnati could be picking up an impact transfer in former USC receiver Vidal Hazelton. Only in today's college football can you read with a straight face that someone is choosing a school in Ohio so he can be closer to his ailing grandfather in Georgia. Yes, it's closer than Los Angeles, but It's kind of like picking Georgia Tech because it's close to the beaches.

-- West Virginia picked up a solid early signee in receiver Logan Heastie, a 6-foot-3 receiver who was recruited by the likes of Penn State, Florida and Alabama.

-- Couple of USF links: Seeing some positive reviews for Stan Heath's basketball team -- Bob Huggins told the West Virginia papers he was impressed with the Bulls,

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 5:48pm]


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